UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that the world is falling short on the Agenda 2030 and called for nations to recommit to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
On Tuesday UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres revealed the latest Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Progress Report shows a significant lack of progress. Guterres noted that the world is halfway to the 2030 deadline but only 12 percent of the SDGs are on track to be completed.
The UN SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly with the intention of achieving them by the year 2030. The SDGs were part of a larger resolution known as the 2030 Agenda, or Agenda 2030, aimed ostensibly at fighting climate change.
Guterres said progress on 50 percent of the goals is “weak and insufficient”, while 30 percent of the SDGs have “stalled or gone into reverse”. He predicted that if the current trend holds only 30 percent of nations will accomplish SDG1, focused on poverty, by 2030.
“Unless we act now, the 2030 Agenda will become an epitaph for a world that might have been,” Guterres stated.
Guterres noted that in 2022 the International Monetary Fund allocated $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), with the European Union nations receiving 160 billion dollars in SDRs and African countries receiving only 34 billion dollars.
SDRs are not considered a currency but instead are considered “foreign exchange reserve assets” which allow IMF member nations to exchange SDRs for a currency held by IMF members. Interestingly, independent researcher James Corbett warned about the potential for the SDRs to become a “world reserve currency” as far back as 2013.
Guterres complains that “redistribution” of the SDRs has been “minimal” and thus, “something is fundamentally wrong with the rules and governance of the system that produce such an outcome”.
Guterres called the “2030 Agenda” an agenda based on justice and equality, inclusive, sustainable development, and human rights for all. Achieving this agenda, Guterres says, will require “fundamental changes to the way the global economy is organized”.
The SDG Stimulus and SDG Summit 2023
Secretary-General Guterres also discussed his so-called “SDG Stimulus”, a plea for the G20 nations to commit to a $500 billion annual stimulus to help complete the SDGs by 2030. Guterres first made this plea in February, stating, “We need to massively scale up affordable long-term financing by aligning all financing flows to the SDGs and improving the terms of lending of multilateral development banks.”
Guterres continued his call for at least $500 billion annually on Tuesday. He outlined the specific goals and steps of the SDG Stimulus, including a “massive surge in finance”. He also reiterated that SDRs “should be better channeled to countries that need them”.
One of the concerns surrounding these types of financial programs, is that the developing nations who accept these “stimulus” packages and loans from “multilateral development banks” often find themselves indebted to the IMF and World Bank. For example, former corporate economist and self-proclaimed “economic hit man” John Perkins has written extensively about his experience pushing corporate interests in the developing world:
“Teaming up with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we forced the countries to restructure the loans and sell their oil and other resources cheap to our corporations without environmental or social regulations. We convinced them to privatize their utilities, prisons, schools, and other public-sector businesses and turn them over to US investors. In some cases, we coerced them into voting with Washington against Cuba or another country in the UN, or into allowing the Pentagon to build military bases on their soil.”
Guterres continued in his statements by calling for a “new Bretton Woods moment”, referencing the infamous 1944 international agreement which established rules for governing monetary relations among independent states, including requiring each nation to guarantee convertibility of their currencies into U.S. dollars. The Bretton Woods Agreement also established the IMF. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva also called for a “new Bretton Woods moment” in October 2020.
Guterres said the SDG Stimulus plan also includes five other recommendations, including calling on all UN Member States to “recommit to action to achieve the SDGs at national and international levels between now and 2030”. Guterres suggests doing this by “strengthening the social contract” and “reorienting their economies towards low-carbon, resilient pathways aligned with the Paris Agreement”.
The report also calls for nations to commit to “end the war on nature”, and to deliver on the Global Biodiversity Framework, a historic agreement reached by UN member states in late 2022. (TLAV will be dissecting the Global Biodiversity Framework in an upcoming report.)
Finally, the UN is attempting to rally member states to recommit to complete the SDGs and Agenda 2030 by participating in the SDG Summit in September in New York City. Whatever happens at this gathering of world leaders and politicians it is likely to be extremely consequential for the future of the Agenda 2030.
2024 Summit of the Future
Guterres’ final recommendation was a call for “greater multilateral support for the UN development system and decisive action at the 2024 Summit of the Future”.
“I urge you to study the report and implement its proposals,” Guterres stated. “This will be a moment of truth, and of reckoning. It must also be a moment of hope – when we unite to turn the tide and kickstart a new drive for SDG achievement.”
According to the Summit for the Future website, the summit is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to address gaps in global governance. The Summit will also continue the push for nations to “reaffirm existing commitments” to the SDGs and the UN Charter. Member states will be expected to build on the outcomes of the SDG Summit and “breathe new life into the multilateral system” and accomplish the Agenda 2030. The website also states that the Summit of the Future will conclude with a “Pact for the Future” which will be endorsed by Heads of State/Government at the Summit.
While the UN is often touted as a tool for establishing healthy multilateral relationships between nations, in truth, the UN SDGs and Agenda 2030 are based on a deeper agenda to monitor, control, and direct all life on the planet. When the UN uses language like “multilateral system” or “multilateral support” they are attempting to disguise their long term goal of establishing a global government run by a Technocratic State. The true agenda of the UN is to establish a global Technocratic State where supposed experts and technologists make decisions for the vast majority of the people in the name of saving the environment.
The very fact that the UN is being forced to acknowledge that their plans are not going according to schedule is a moment the free people of the world should celebrate. Millions of people around the world have woken up to the agendas that hide beneath the surface of the buzzwords used by the UN, the World Economic Forum, and other globalist organizations. This means the Predator Class will be forced to find new methods for deceiving and coercing the people into blindly and willfully supporting their agenda.
We must continue to question the narratives being fed to us by the United Nations, corrupted politicians, and compliant media. We must continue to live our lives in ways which do not make us dependent on the Technocratic systems being erected around us. We must hit the streets loudly and protest the SDG Summit in NYC. Most importantly, we ought to spend our time focused on creating the 2030 of our dreams as opposed to only fighting or living in fear of Agenda 2030.
TLAV will continue to follow developments related to the Summit for the Future.